The shallowness of our current spirituality is due to our shallow view of sin. The Puritans viewed God in all his holiness, majesty, authority, sovereignty and power and so realized the vileness, deceit and sinfulness of human hearts. Holy living is not a relic from Puritan days, but something that is essential to all true Christians of every age.
('AIM'-Magazine of the Evangelical Fellowship of lndia, Vol 28 No. 1)
Many will find it hard to "tune in" to one who takes the holiness of God and the sinfulness of sin as seriously as Owen does, for the moral relativeness and inversion of values that mark the permissive society have deeply infected the church. But that only shows how urgently we need to regain the awesome awareness of God and spiritual issues which breathes through all the work of this profoundly and biblically theocentric theologian.
(Dr J I Packer, Regent College, Vancouver; Canada